The PhotoBook Journal

about The PhotoBook Journal

The PhotoBook Journal (e-zine) provides commentaries and reviews for contemporary photobooks projects, monographs of contemporary photographers, and experimental artist books. We will on occasion discuss book design issues, provide interviews of photobook artists, trends and other photobook news.

The volunteer editorial staff is composed of artists and photographers who investigate contemporary issues and projects, appreciate the book object as well as being book collectors. We are also active in photographic/photobook events, book signings and photo festivals as participants, book judges, curators and portfolio reviewers.

Editor, Publisher & founder (2008): Douglas (Doug) Stockdale

Associate Editor: Gerhard (Gerry) Clausing

Contributor: Melanie Chapman

Contributor: Kristin Dittrich

Contributor: Dan Johns

For comments, questions and book review submission inquiries, please contact:

Stockdale is on the faculty of  Los Angeles Center of Photography (LACP) (Workshops, Lecturer, Portfolio Reviewer, Mentorships), a workshop leader for Medium Festival of Photography, submission reviewer for LensCulture, published by Punctum Edizioni, self-published three artist books, two photographic how-to books. He is represented by Fabrik Projects (gallery), Los Angeles, California.  Stockdale’s artist website:

Gerhard Clausing’s photographic website:

Kristin Dittrich is the Director of the Shift School of Photography in Dresden, Germany and the Steidl Library

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  1. Merci de jeter un œil sur mon livre “Animaux & Cie”.
    Je vous adresse mes meilleurs regards.
    N. Guilbert

    Comment by Nicolas Guilbert — November 14, 2010 @ 3:43 pm

  2. Enjoyed the site. Look forward to updates.

    Comment by Ben Sizemore — February 1, 2011 @ 10:11 pm

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    Comment by elpulloverazul — April 15, 2012 @ 10:41 am

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    Comment by juliacastorp — April 17, 2012 @ 8:22 am

  5. Hi!

    My name is Petra Sith, and I am a freelance photographer from Northern Illinois. I left my job last year after many years in corporate America, to pursue my dreams in the field. After much loss, and hardship, one of my goals was to publish my own book within a year. I have a Kickstarter page to try to raise funds for this project. The link is below. The idea of the book is simple black and white photos of people holding signs, having written what they wanted to convey to the world at that time. I have been working on these photos with 200+ people from Milwaukee to Chicago. The book is called “One Man Rally: I Have Something to Say”. If you find this something you would like to back, I would very much appreciate a share of the link on your blog. I’m reaching out to different bloggers, and sites, to try to find assistance from other creative minds and sources. Thank you for your time!

    The Kickstarter link is:

    My photography website is:

    Thanks again!

    Petra Sith

    Comment by Petra Sith — April 12, 2013 @ 5:38 am

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    Comment by guychandler — October 11, 2013 @ 6:05 pm

  7. Most welcome find, wealth of information here, thank you. Look forward to reading much more.

    Comment by Rufus Girard — January 2, 2014 @ 8:46 pm

  8. Love the blog, I am an avid photobook collector and creator myself so have added your blog to my favourites bar and will check in regularly.
    Thanks, Sarah

    Comment by Sarah Packer — May 24, 2014 @ 1:38 pm

  9. Nice work! Thank you…

    Comment by Andreas Katsikoudis — January 7, 2017 @ 10:46 am

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